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Model Aircraft Piloting Made Easy

Apr 2, 2008
Model aircraft piloting can be an extremely intriguing hobby. The entire experience of seeing your helicopter or RC plane take flight is captivating. Even if you are not a trained pilot, you can have a lot of fun seeing someone else fly an RC aircraft. Everything is so different and special that often at times you may think of learning to fly in order to have a memorable experience on your own!

Usually people spend thousands of dollars buying their first helicopter or aircraft along with fuel, radio, batteries, flight box, engines, glow plug, starters, gyros and many more things. But this is not where the expenses end.

When the lessons start, new RC aircraft pilots realize that flying is not so easy and they hire an expensive instructor, which means only few hours of lessons at a very high cost. However, they learn everything possible and in no time become 'half' a pilot. Eventually the time of lessons run out and they are left on their own. But for them it is not difficult as they consider themselves an 'almost' trained pilot.

On their next flight they take the aircraft out, attempting the first solo flight, but suddenly they are not able to gain ground, lose control and crash. Again a huge amount is spent on fixing the aircraft and with few more months of training, dozen crashes and thousands of dollars and they finally learn how to fly. Sadly, all this used to happen before.

Today, there is no need to go through so much pain. You can learn how to fly an aircraft without spending huge amounts to hire expensive flight instructors. You can crash your helicopter or model aircraft as many times as you want, without worrying about the money to get it fixed. Your answer to an easy and smooth model aircraft flying lessons comes on a CD Rom as RC flight simulators.

These simulators are nothing new and have been available in the market since the 1980s. However, at that time the simulators were not realistic and they were so expensive that it would have been cheaper to crash your model a hundred times. With time, things changed due to technology and competition. The flight simulators available today are extraordinary. There are some versions with a connector cable, allowing you to plug in your favorite RC controller, while some come with a replica of a real radio controller in form of a joystick. Good quality, higher versions offer both options.

The physics engine that is incorporated in these simulators can be considered the best of modern technology programming. In a nutshell, your flight simulator can give you almost the same experience that would happen on the real airfield with 99% accuracy. Modern simulators are not very expensive and some good and branded simulators are available at 300 dollars. With some research you can also get your hands at free simulators, offering features of their rival expensive counterparts.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model planes and model helicopters. You can find the best marketplace for model planes and model helicopters by visiting the best sites for model planes, model fighter planes, and model helicopters.
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